Opening late-morning Tuesday-Sunday, The Exhibit in Balham is an all-day food and drink "youth club for adults" - or more like a homework club for the London freelancer. Reasonably priced, with relaxed, friendly staff and a spacious, open-plan seating area, it's an ideal cafe-restaurant for freelancers.
Best Bars And Cafes For Freelancers in London
Being a freelancer in London can often feel like an uphill slog. Finding structure can be difficult without the rigour of office hours, and finding a spot with a healthy WiFi speed can be impossible at times. We've collected the best bar and cafes for freelancers in London so you can get your work done in stylish surrounds.
Pitch up at this Shoreditch cafe-bar and prepare to get your work on as they bring you delicious coffee, tasty brunch and lunch goods, a few classic cocktails to reward yourself with once the day is done.
If you're someone who finds themselves easily distracted, the People's Park Tavern is a great London pub to freelance from. With a bustling main bar downstairs, quieter upstairs bar and huge beer garden, you never have to go far for a change of scenery. And if you hit a wall completely then you can blow off steam with a couple of rounds of crazy golf in the garden, or enjoy a walk round neighbouring Victoria Park to refocus the mind.
Ask For Janice in Farringdon is a favourite cafe for freelancers in London. Open from 7:30am on weekdays, it offers tea, coffee, breakfast, lunch and dinner, free wifi and interesting wall art from well-known names like Damien Hirst and Kid Acne.
Colourful surroundings, pizza served by the metre and bottomless coffee for £2.50. Shoreditch's Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes is fast becoming the go-to cafe and bar for young freelancers in London.
Tucked in between Euston and King's Cross, The Somers Town Coffee House is a cosy, relaxed pub for London freelancers. Just moments away from the British Library, the venue offers free wifi, breakfast from 8am and a selection of beers and great food to motivate and reward yourself with.
Located in the heart of Brixton, Brewdog's Coldharbour Lane venue is a top spot for local freelancers looking for a relaxed atmosphere to bash out some work. Open from midday, they've got a great selection of eats to choose from, alongside coffee and that all-important free WiFi.
This beloved Dalston boozer isn't just a haven for live music and Friday night antics, it's also a cracking place to settle in and crack on with work. In the daytime, it provides a cosy nook for the freelance community to crack on and enjoy a pint once they're all done.
From its amazing coffee through to the punchy cocktails and cool decor, Black Sheep Coffee and Cocktails is a cool, all-day cafe that is great for getting a bit of work done in Shoreditch.
East London bar and cafe The Arches is a brilliant place for freelancers for its diverse working spaces. Whether you fancy curling up with a coffee, happily sipping on a cold brew or chilling in a beer garden, this space can provide it all.
The Elgin in North London is a dream pub for freelancers. Opening at 7.30am, it's the perfect place to pitch up early for a coffee and pretend to work through until it reaches a socially acceptable hour to have a beer.
This gorgeous wine bar and bottle shop is a lovely, relaxed setting to work. Once you're finished, reward yourself with a glass or bottle from their expertly-curated menu of dynamic wines from unique producers using unusual techniques.
Cool, calm and effortlessly stylish, Fence is the cafe of choice for the sophisticated out of office worker. It's an oasis of calm in busy Farringdon, with a large beer garden perfect for working in warmer weather.
In need of a chilled out space that boasts tasty all-day bites and liquid pick-me-ups? Head to Söderberg; the Soho spot boasting continental breakfast trays, open sandwiches and cocktails; all in an ideal location on Berwick Street.
Insatiably Instagram-able, this bar and restaurant just moments from Sloane Square is the perfect backdrop for your #workinghardorhardlyworking selfie. With food and drinks served all day, its the cafe for freelancers looking for a bit of luxury with their labour.
Of all the bars and cafes for freelancers in London, The Book Club in Shoreditch is a particular treat. Beautiful, comfortable and with obligatory coffee and free wifi, when you're done with work for the day you can hang around to experience a taste of their eclectic events programme.
Open from 7am every weekday this Marylebone restaurant and cafe offers all day dining and freshly made coffee to fuel you up for a day of hard graft, while its central London location makes it perfect for meetings.
Offering a quirky place to come and work, Rotate showcases an ever-changing selection of London's most promising food and drink vendors in their all-day bar, cafe and cycling apparel shop. By offering something new on the regular, these guys ensure you'll never get bored.
Open from 8am every weekday, Exmouth Market's Caravan offers a top cafe for freelancers in London. Based in the heart of Islington, it does fantastic coffee, tasty breakfast and lunches, and offers a relaxed spot for working in or out on their al fresco terrace.